By now, we’re all familiar with the impacts of COVID-19. But the preventative measures we’re taking to stay safe also have effects on our health. Namely, the challenges of working from home have led to an increase in everyday aches and pains.
For many of us, staying at home has meant a lot more sitting which is the worst thing you can do for the discs in your back. When sitting, pressure exerted on the inside of the disc is increased by 150% and the height of the disc can decrease by as much as 10% by sitting for just two hours. This can cause pressure on the nerve roots exiting the spinal cord.
And when sitting for such extended periods of time, we feel even greater effects from our poor posture. For more than a year, many of us have been working in makeshift offices, hunched over computers on beds, floors or coffee tables, only exacerbating our problems.
As a result of these lifestyle changes, doctors are seeing more injuries among people hunkered down during the pandemic. Common injuries include neck strains, rotator cuff injuries, low-back strains, lumbar disc injuries, cervical spine disc injuries and pinched nerves in the neck or lower back.
So, if you’ve been feeling extra pain and soreness throughout the pandemic, you are not alone. Luckily, Back to Health specializes in all-natural, minimally-invasive, non-surgical regenerative medicine. These treatments help provide pain relief for many sitting and posture-related aches and pains. To learn more about regenerative medicine, or to schedule an appointment for this powerful method of pain relief visit myback2health.com.